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Published August 16th 2012
Escape from your boss
Hyde Park is located in the heart of Sydney CBD – in between Elizabeth and College Streets. The park is a popular lunch escape for those working in the city.

Hyde Park features approximately 580 trees and is well known for its stunning fig tree lined avenue as well as Archibald Fountain, Lake of Reflections, Anzac Memorial and Sandringham Gardens. You will also find paid toilets in the park, plenty of seating and shaded grassy areas, where you can enjoy a picnic, quiet lunch or an escape from the office.

The park has a convenient café near St James Station or you can grab something to eat at one of the many nearby take away shops, cafes or restaurants.

If you are done relaxing and want to explore the surrounding areas, there is plenty to see and do within very short walking distance.

Enjoy spectacular views from Sydney Tower at Castlereagh Street.
Explore Australian Museum on College Street.
Stop by Hyde Park Barracks Museum at Macquarie Street.
Go shopping at Pitt Street Mall on Pitt Street.
Visit St Mary's Cathedral on College Street.
Walk to Royal Botanic Gardens for even more tranquil surroundings at Mrs Macquarie's Street.
Catch a Monorail to Darling Harbour.

Children can play chess at the large outdoor chess board or have fun with the many street artists and performers.

Parking can be difficult in the CBD, however there are several parking stations, that offer special rates on the weekends. During the week, public transport including buses and trains is the best option. Alternatively you can ride your bike, as there are bicycle parking spots for cyclists.

Hyde Park hosts various events throughout the year including The Sydney Festival, Australia Day and Anzac Day Celebrations and the Food and Wine Fair.

So if you haven't ventured into Sydney CBD for a while, while not plan a day of adventures or spending a relaxing few hours in Hyde Park's beautifully manicured gardens.

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Why? Awesome park in the heart of Sydney CBD
When: All year round
Where: College Street, Sydney
Cost: Free
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